Saturday, November 22, 2014

Posting Absence

Posting absence, a 2014 timeline:
January:  Open up shop.  The Bachelor Pad  (see on facebook))
February:  Dad diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Fly to Texas, spend 3 weeks
April: drive to Texas for my daughter's wedding.  Dad attends and dances at wedding!  Father-in-law gets sick and we spend extra days until he is released from hospital
May - June: operate shop and other projects
July 3:  fly back to Texas.  Dad passes away on July 8.  Stay 5 weeks in Texas for funeral, house cleaning and sale listing and will probate.  I am the eldest and executrix of the estate
August-September: catching up, working shop and dealing with Dad's estate
September 30: mother-in-law has stroke.  Oct. 3 arrive in Oklahoma to help take care of her and her husband who has Altzhiemers.  End up staying 4 weeks.
November 6: return home to California.  Husband has a new job in Massachusetts.  He begins new position Dec. 1.  He leaves here Nov.21 after a week of packing his belongings.  Now my every waking moment is getting the house ready for the packing and moving.  But, wait... it gets better!  I am going to move to Oklahoma for the winter to take care of hubby's mom & dad and bringing my 3 dogs and 2 cats there.  I have arranged for my brother to fly to CA to help drive us in an RV while I drive my car.  The logistics of this trip alone has been mind blowing!  Should be sleeping in OK before Christmas.
But, wait there is more!  My 60th birthday is Dec. 2.  Months ago I scheduled a trip to Cancun, Mexico to celebrate.  So, in the middle of all this chaos I'm spending 4 days away from it.  Sweet!

So yeah.  In between all this I did manage to create some paper projects.  If I have a spare moment I'll post pictures.

xoxo
Kat


Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas!

What I did with those little baker's tins:
Some Stickles glitter glue, snowflake images from K & Co. and tinsel stems for hangers
I made a bunch more but here are the details of these






Then a couple more banners



Hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday
and I wish you all a fantastic 2014!!
Love,
Kat

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Catch up time... again

First, finishing up fall
Two little hangers for the swap at Alpha Stamps
See the other entries here:

Then Christmas cards for a make and take



Then a banner I make for my friend (and her last name is Love!)
Feather garland and lots of glitter and bling on burlap, of course;)

Some birthday cards



Some items I made to sell in the shop



I have been amassing quite a bit vintage Christmas items over the years.  A couple weeks ago I scooped up some really good things at the flea market


Fun stuff to play with!
I'll post some of the ways I use these soon.

Oh, and some tags for a make and take

I've got lots of stuff in the works so check back soon!  Thanks for visiting and your comments!
xo Kat

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More Halloween banners

Just can stop myself!  It doesn't hurt that I have sold all the previous ones I made for the shop. 
 Oh, well... must continue, right?

CAT

Lots of glitter glue was involved here ;)
All images are from Alpha Stamps
Click on the pictures to view larger
 
 
Four little hanging banners
 



Again all images from Alpha Stamps
The chipboard pieces measure 4" x 2"
The little clothes pins are less than an inch long
 
And a "simple" little ghosty banner
The little ghosts are from a confetti pack if that tells you how small they are ;)
 
Fun times!!!
xoxo
kat


Monday, October 14, 2013

Coffin Tag Swap for Alpha Stamps

I created three tags
 and made up a story for each one
 

"Broken Chains"


 
"Nevermore"


 
"Who He Was to Me"

Check out the swap tags by the amazing designers at

 

Thanks for visiting and your most welcome comments!!
Hugs!
kat

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Alpha Stamps Guest Designer!

I feel extremely fortunate, proud and altogether excited to be selected as Guest Designer for October by Alpha Stamps!
The swap kit for the month is Halloween Banners. 
Here are my two pieces.

The Three Little Witch Sisters



Love using the black Dresden trim!


The Pumpkin Head Kids
Click on picture to view larger
 
All images and supplies (with the exception of the brads) are from Alpha Stamps.
 
Big  THANKS to Leslie, Miz Bella and all the wonderful designers for your inspiration and wonderful products!  I look forward to every newsletter and swap!
 
Please click here Alpha Stamps to see the announcement on Thursday and all the amazing work in the Gallery
 
Hugs & Kisses Y'all!
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween in Wonderland


 
Created this Altoid tin from Graphics 45 images
 Front
 
 
 Inside
 
 
 Back
 
 
 


Then I made this banner using the Alice in Wonderland silhouettes collage sheet
from Alpha Stamps 





 
 
 
 
 This is a little door hanger pillow of the Cheshire Cat
  Made and iron-on transfer, ironed it onto muslin, trimmed it with pinking shears and stitched it together with baker's twine.  I have a few more different images that I want to do the same with. 
 
 
These are two chipboard coffin tags
(not wonderland related ;)

This one is heat embossed white on black paper
 
 
 
Speaking of Alice in Wonderland...
 
Sunday, at Ressurected, the shop I sell in, we had a "Tea Party"
 
 
I decorated this table in front of the shop



Our Sweet Sydney (16) played the role of Alice
Perfect!!!
 
Thanks for stopping and visiting!!
 
Check back tomorrow for some exciting news!!
 
Hugs and kisses!!!!
kat